This course is designed to provide teachers (grades 3-12) with the theory, models, skills, and strategies to train students to be peer mediators using the Making Things Right curriculum by Ron and Roxanne Claassen. The curriculum will train students to understand the Discipline That Restores classroom restorative justice discipline strategies.
Making Things Right by Ron and Roxanne Claassen is the collaboration of pioneers in the field of conflict resolution, peer mediation, restorative justice, and restorative discipline. Participants will understand the content of the MTR curriculum and the skills and strategies presented. Using the MTR Curriculum, teachers will be confident and skillful to train students to understand the dynamics of conflict, to acquire and use the skills to lead, as a mediator, a cooperative resolution process between other students, and to apply the skills to resolve their own conflicts with friends, siblings, parents and teachers. Students trained using the MTR curriculum will understand and identify the skills and strategies used by a teacher who is implementing Discipline That Restores in the classroom. Teachers will also be able to design, introduce, and implement a peer mediation program for their school.